Ghost King Valley was a deep valley formed by the three huge mountains around it and was steeped in dense fog the entire year. The shrubs here were almost 1-2 meters tall and it was covered in brambles everywhere while the mountain rocks were rugged and steep. Just a slight mishap could cause one’s foot to slip and make them disappear into the depthless chasm.
The creatures of the valley were so strong that they could contend with a Crossing Tribulation Stage cultivator. As such, the place had become deserted and rarely had any visitors.
Tang Xiu had only visited the outer sections of the Ghost King Valley during his previous visit and left quickly after obtaining the Soul Phantasmagoria Demonic Flower and the Demonic Revival Grass. This was because the strength of the fierce beasts in just the outer sections of the Ghost King Valley was as strong as his, so he didn’t dare to enter the depths of the valley.
This time, Tang Xiu had come here as a peak-stage Supreme God and as the Lord of Myriad Realms, so he obviously held no fear at all.
A few fierce beasts targeted Tang Xiu and surrounded him the moment he stepped into the Ghost King Valley, but he just glared at them once and continued walking deeper into the valley.
The unfortunate fierce beasts thought a delicious prey had come to deliver itself to them, but they never thought that it was actually the arrival of their nemesis. The fierce beasts didn’t even have a chance to howl before their entire existence was wiped out by Tang Xiu’s glare.
Learning from this event, Tang Xiu didn’t hide his aura anymore and used his divine sense to manifest eleven incarnations alongside his main body, and the twelve figures walked into the depths of Ghost King Valley directly.
If Sacred Demon Supreme God were present, he would have definitely recognized them as the auras of these twelve’s heavenly laws and divine force were actually the same as the group of twelve Supreme Gods headed by him.
No other fierce beast dared to block Tang Xiu’s path for the rest of his journey because of the suppression from his powerful aura.
An hour later, Tang Xiu reached the depths of the Ghost King Valley and discovered the aura of a destructive divine force from inside.
“The 100 Supreme God Puppets? If I obtain these 100 Supreme God Puppets, wouldn’t that mean I can take over the entire God Realm in an instant?” Such a thought emerged within Tang Xiu’s mind suddenly.
“Greetings, Lords!” Tang Xiu had subconsciously crossed the 100-meter range of the Supreme God Puppets while pondering on the matter, so the puppets had sensed his arrival as well.
Tang Xiu commended his wit when the 100 Supreme God Puppets surrounded him suddenly as he would have definitely entered a fierce battle with dozens of puppets if he hadn’t made prior preparations.
Tang Xiu sighed inaudibly after looking at the blank look in the eyes of the Supreme God Puppets as well as their lifeless bodies. If it weren’t for the wicked twelve Supreme Gods, these deities would have certainly become overlords and wouldn’t have ended up in such a miserable state.
As Tang Xiu had incarnated into the twelve Supreme Gods right now, these Supreme God Puppets didn’t show any hostility or vigilance towards him.
Tang Xiu passed through the Supreme God Puppets and erased the soul imprints left behind by the twelve Supreme Gods and replaced them with his own soul imprints.
Although it sounded like a simple task, it was a pretty arduous one since just a slight mishap on his end could ruin the Supreme God Puppet.
Tang Xiu spent three whole days converting the Supreme God Puppets into his battle puppets. He was dead tired by now, as erasing a soul imprint and replacing it with his own were both extremely delicate tasks and required him to rest and recover for some time to refine just a single Supreme God Puppet. However, since he was inside the Divine Origin City, he wasn’t worried about running out of divine origin force at all.
“It’s indeed worthy of being called the Divine Origin City. The divine origin force present here is much denser than the God Realm’s, and if it weren’t for the array isolating this place, this divine origin force would have spread to the outside world and made the entire Earth Realm much stronger than the God Realm.” After coming to the Ghost King Valley one more time, Tang Xiu had already determined that the three mountains around the valley hadn’t formed naturally and had been moved over by someone using divine force and were the key elements of the array. Furthermore, the main function of the three mountains was to prevent the divine origin force from flowing outside.
“Huh? The divine origin force inside the Divine Origin City isn’t replenishing itself.” Tang Xiu discovered the abnormality quickly. “Is it because of the missing divinity vein mountain?”
Tang Xiu felt relieved internally when he recalled that the twelve Supreme Gods had extracted the divinity vein to create the World Core.
According to Tang Xiu’s speculation, it was highly likely that the divinity vein was hidden under the Divine Origin City and was the source of the divine origin force of the city. The twelve Supreme Gods had extracted the divinity vein to create a new Divine Origin City, but unfortunately, Tang Xiu was the one who picked up this windfall in the end.
“Since the Divine Origin City and the divinity vein were a singular entity, it’s time to let them become one again.” Tang Xiu waved his hand and moved the Divine Origin City inside the World Core and placed it above the divinity vein.
As divine origin force was the source of their powers, the Supreme God Puppets became restless when the Divine Origin City disappeared.
Tang Xiu chuckled and received the 100 Supreme God Puppets into the World Core as well.
After he was done with this, Tang Xiu left one of his Supreme God incarnations on Earth to handle some of the unfinished matters while his main body returned to the God Realm immediately.
The reason why he had returned to the God Realm with haste was that his connection with the Golden Peng was becoming weaker by the moment and this gave him an ominous premonition. He obviously didn’t plan to keep staying on Earth since the members of the Great Tang Empire were all still in the Jade Pool Divine Domain.
Right now, in the Jade Pool Divine Domain, the Golden Peng’s wings had been snapped off already and its entire body was crawling on the ground right now. A sea of corpses laid behind it, and even Drunken Immortal and the others were covered in blood right now and couldn’t even put up a resistance.
“Golden Peng, I’m giving you one last chance. Form a master and servant contract with me and become my battle mount again, or else, the ants behind you will all die along with you,” Sacred Demon Supreme God said impatiently while directing an ice-cold gaze towards the Golden Peng.
“Sacred Demon, you exterminated my Golden Peng Clan and deceived me for several eras. You even kept me trapped for a dozen or so eras, so do you believe I would join the ranks of a traitor like you?” The Golden Peng spat out a mouthful of foul blood after hearing Sacred Demon Supreme God’s words.
“Since you want to continue acting stubbornly, don’t blame me for acting ruthlessly.” A vicious glint flashed through Sacred Demon Supreme God’s eyes as he swung his divine artifact at the Golden Peng.
The Golden Peng ignored the threat and turned its head towards Drunken Immortal and the others before saying guiltily, “Forgive me for implicating you. You still had some chance to live, but you all fell into danger because of my arrival.”
After Tang Xiu had left the Jade Pool Divine Domain, Drunken Immortal and Star Radiance led the members of the Great Tang Empire to quickly take control of the Jade Pool Divine Domain.
The number of people that ascended through the Immortal Exuviate Pond in the Jade Pool Divine Domain kept increasing year by year over the next 100 years, and these consisted of the people from other galaxies and the Milky Way Galaxy, which included a lot of members of the Great Tang Empire.
Under the supervision of Drunken Immortal, Star Radiance, and the others, the Jade Pool Divine Domain became more and more prosperous, and their strength also climbed up like a growing bamboo shoot. Drunken Immortal had the highest cultivation and had already become a peak-stage Heavenly God and Star Radiance had also become a Great God, while the others had also progressed their cultivation collectively.
However, an unexpected event occurred while the members of the Great Tang Empire focused on progressing their strength.
The leader of the twelve Supreme Gods, Sacred Demon, was someone from the Marionette Galaxy, so the Marionette Galaxy had a lot of domains under its control. The Sky Jade Divine Domain was also the domain of the Sacred Demon Supreme God, so, as its subsidiary domain, the Jade Pool Divine Domain was also a domain of the Sacred Demon Supreme God, and all the important posts of these domains were held by descendants of the Sacred Demon Supreme God.
It was the centennial birthday celebration of the Sacred Demon Supreme God 2 years ago, so all his descendants had sent him presents to congratulate him. However, after tallying up the presents, the deity in-charge of counting them found that two presents were missing. After a thorough investigation, it was discovered that the Peargold and Pearwood brothers from the Jade Pool Divine Domain hadn’t sent presents and hadn’t even made an appearance in the celebration.
The deity in-charge of Sky Jade Divine Domain felt infuriated after learning this and planned to dispatch the army to capture and penalize the brothers before the Sacred Demon Supreme God learned of the matter. However, when the army of Sky Jade Divine Domain reached the Jade Pool Divine Domain, they discovered that it had changed hands.
The Jade Pool Divine Domain was on guard about the arrival of the Sky Jade Divine Domain’s army. They led the army into a maliciously prepared trap and wiped it out before it could even declare war on them.
Two days had passed by the time the deity in-charge of Sky Jade Divine Domain realized something was wrong and the Sacred Demon Supreme God had already learned that Peargold and Pearwood hadn’t attended his birthday celebration. However, as he had too many descendants, he wasn’t bothered by this event and just passed a casual directive to punish the deity in-charge of Sky Jade Divine Domain appropriately.
The pitiful deity in-charge of the Sky Jade Divine Domain had his life reaped by the enforcers of the Divine Palace and, before they could even figure out where their army disappeared to and once a new deity took the reins, they launched a full-on attack on the Jade Pool Divine Domain immediately.
Although the comprehensive strength of the Jade Pool Divine Domain was weaker than the Sky Jade Divine Domain, they had prepared well to secure a victory and were also proficient in the art of war because of their ample experience. Hence, this battle actually continued for almost half-a-year.
The new deity in-charge of the Sky Jade Divine Domain sensed something was wrong and was forced to retreat through the dangerous battlefield and reported back to the Divine Palace.
The Sacred Demon Supreme God became infuriated after learning that someone had already taken over a domain of his and sent an aide to deal with the matter personally.
It was also around this time that the Golden Peng returned to the God Realm. After showing the token Tang Xiu had given it, it obtained the approval and trust of all the members of the Great Tang Empire, and its strength recovered back to the Supreme God Stage rapidly by using the large number of cultivation resources that the empire had gathered.
This led to the tragic end of the people from the Sacred Demon Supreme God’s faction who had arrived in the Jade Pool Divine Domain to deal with the issue, with each subsequent one welcoming their death.
The Golden Peng would have already led the Great Tang Empire to conquer the Sky Jade Divine Domain if it weren’t scared of the possibility of the Sacred Demon Supreme God discovering its identity.
The battle continued for more than a year this way and the members of the Divine Palace kept falling to their enemies in this battle. This turned the Sacred Demon Supreme God into the laughingstock in the eyes of the other four Supreme Gods, so he was forced to make a trip to the Jade Pool Divine Domain personally to find out what was going on.
The Sacred Demon Supreme God was frightened out of his wits when he saw the Golden Peng and the master and servant contract on its body, thinking that another variable like the Free and Unfettered Supreme God had emerged in the God Realm, so he began to scheme behind the scenes.
The cautious Sacred Demon Supreme God didn’t dare to show his face because of the fear, hid in a secret location, and kept sending large forces to deplete the Golden Peng’s divine force, coming close to killing the Golden Peng a few times. After probing for another half-a-year, the Sacred Demon Supreme God confirmed that the Golden Peng had returned to the God Realm alone and also confirmed that the master and servant contract on its body hadn’t provided any assistance to it at all.
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